Bluetooth Field Equipment Tracking: IoT Equipment Tracking In Real Time

Use bluetooth low energy (BLE) technology to track field equipment current location and how equipment was utilized over time.

If your equipment and tools are routinely used in the miltiple field locations, are transferred between job sites and employees, it is not an easy task to keep track of the equipment with the traditional methods. Pen and paper, spreadsheets, and even a desktop software is not very helpful in tracking field equipment. Mobile devices (smartphones or tablets) linked to the cloud software are a good choice for the task. Mobile phones can easily fit into your employees pockets and be carried around, and most of your employees have their own smartphones - so you do not have to spend money on purchasing additional asset tracking hardware. All asset tracking information is sent from the mobile devices to the cloud in real time, so current assets information is available to all authorized employees.
Depending on your preferences and budget, you can use QR codes - in this case asset location is sent to the server only when an employee scans the tag, or you can use bluetooth low energy beacon tags. If you attach BLE beacon tags to the field equipment GPS location of the equipment is sent to the server continuously and automatically, as long as a field technician who is working or relocating equipment has a smartphone in his pocket with the mobile application running in the background. In this case a smartphone is used as an IoT gateway, transfering data from BLE beacon tags to the cloud. You get real time assets and tools location, who is using equipment, and historic equipment usage log.
  • Use BLE beacon tags and a smartphone as an IoT gateway to track field equipment and tools continuously and automatically in real time.
  • QR Mobile Data mobile application reads bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacon tags on the equipment and transfers data to the cloud.
  • No active scanning of the BLE tags is required. Field employees need to have a smartphone in their pocket with the QR Mobile Data mobile application running in the background.
  • You always know field equipment GPS location, who is using equipment, if it is at the construction site / field location or on the road.
  • You can review equipment location on the map, as well as review a log of the historic equipment usage.
  • Bluetooth equipment tracking is only a small part of the QR Mobile Data software. Use QR Mobile Data mobile application and cloud software to track equipment service and maintenance in the field using mobile forms, access equipment specs and documentation, do field safety inspections, use mobile checklists to track tasks completion, send field reports and requests from the mobile device, and more.

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